Summer’s here and the kids are home. How do you keep your sanity? The Ultimate Summer Activity List.
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Moms and kids all need a few ideas about what to do for the summer, so I’ve started The Ultimate Summer Activity List. Feel free to add more ideas in the comments!
bake cookies (check out these kids cookie recipes)
build a huge tower using all your blocks or legos
decorate your room with paper flowers
decorate your light switch plate (ideas here)
have a treasure hunt (ideas here)
host a spa day (make this cute door hanger!)
make home made ice cream in a bag
make a name plate for your door (directions here)
make a tent with a sheet and chairs
make cards or stationery
make a puzzle
make a scrapbook of your school year
pile some cushions on the floor and jump on them
play a card game
play a board game with a twist (zombie Monopoly for older kids)
write a play and perform it
write a story and create a book cover for it
backyard camp out
bubble blowing contest (home-made bubble recipe)
climb a tree
create a hide out
have a bicycle race
play freeze tag
set up an obstacle course (e-how article)
swimming olympics (if you have a pool)
wash the car
water balloon fight
water gun battle
Fun Places To Visit:
Barnes and Noble (Reading Program)
Borders (Reading Program) Thanks Esther!
$1.00 Movies at local theater (Regal Theaters, Carmike Theaters)
Free bowling (check out Kids Bowl Free)
Half Price Books (Reading Program) Thanks Esther!
Ice Cream Shop
Local parks-throw a frisbee, read a book out loud, have a picnic
National Parks-camp, hike, fish and swim
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Accidental Expert says
I was getting so stressed out about what we’d do with all the kids home. Thanks so much for the list. It’s great.
Of course- Thanks Bonnie!
How about sidewalk chalk? My kids love mud. You could make mud in the backyard, then run in and take a bubble bath. Paint rocks. Hopscotch on the driveway. Hula Hoops:)
Great ideas! Thanks!